KEYNOTE ADDRESS

MAYOR MONGAMELI BOBANI
Executive Mayor
Nelson Mandela Bay

ANDRE SCHWAGER
Technical Director
Yekani Manufacturing

MODERATORS

WELILE MOSS
Director
Acoustex Tier 1 Automotive Component Supplier

PANEL MEMBERS

EUSTACE MASHIMBYE
Chief Executive Officer
Proudly South African

LEE-HENDOR RUITERS 
Regional Manager
NCPC-SA

DEIDRE PENFOLD
Executive Director
Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA)

THOMAS SCHAEFER
Chairman & Managing Director
Volkswagen Group South Africa

YANESH NAIDOO
Director: Sales & Design
Jendamark

THEMBA KHUMALO
the dti
Director: Africa Industrial Development
Industry Development Division

ERIK HAGEDORN-HANSEN
Managing Director
Hansens Engineering

DIRK VAN DYK
Chief Executive Officer
National Tooling Initiative Programme

DUANE NEWMAN
Managing Director
Cova Advisory & Associates

GERT VAN HEERDEN
Senior Manager:  Legal
Tax Ombudsman